Kawagoe Aquatic Park

Sports & Fitness


If it's an outdoor pool near Tokyo you're after, Kawagoe has a decent number of them, one of which famously offers bathers the chance to be washed over by 2m high waves. Less than 40 minutes northwest of Ikebukuro Station, Kawagoe Aquatic Park centres around a whopping great ship that protrudes from the middle of the main pool. Not that this majestic vessel does much other than providing occasional shade; the real attractions here are the water slides, which look very similar to the kind of fairground slides we relished as children, and are circled by slightly more devilish chutes. Saitama may have a reputation as a dull prefecture, but they certainly know how to run a water park.


880 Oaza-ikenobe, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama

Transport Nishikawagoe Station (Kawagoe line)

Telephone 049 241 2241

Open 9am-6pm, Jul 13-15, Aug 17-Sep 1; 9am-5pm, Jul 20-Aug 16 / Closed Jul 16-19

Admission Adults ¥700, kids ¥200. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) ¥1,600


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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